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Old 04-07-2011, 05:15 AM  
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Morality is not just an obligation equal in importance to the cult or religious obligations of Israel, but that morality is perhaps superior to the cult. The crimes that are denounced as being utterly unacceptable to Yahweh, infuriating Yahweh to the point of destruction of the nation of Israel, are the kinds of crimes we see around us everyday, taking bribes, improper weights and balances, lack of charity to the poor, indifference to the plight of the debtor. Injustice is sacrilege, the ideals of the covenant are of utmost importance. Prophets were sent to Israel, these prophets are called the standard bearers of the covenant, harking back to the covenant obligations. And without these, without the ideals of the covenant, the fulfillment of ritual obligations in and of itself is a farce. What Yahweh requires of Israel is morality and not cultic service. The prophets raised morality to the level of an absolute religious value, and they did so because they saw morality as essentially divine. The essence of Yahweh is his moral nature. Moral attributes are the essence of Yahweh himself, one strives to be Yahweh-like by his moral actions. Read more The Tree Of Life

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:05 AM  
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Admittedly I read VERY little of the suggested blog. I read up to the following......"So despite Adam and Eve’s newfound mortality, humans are going to be a force to be reckoned with. They’re unpredictable to the very Yahweh who created them. Yahweh has to modify his plan, by barring access to the tree of life; that was not something presumably Yahweh planned to do."

The author either ignores, seriously misunderstands, or maliciously interprets the sovereignty of God.
* A & E's mortality was NOT mistakened or a surprise from the perspective of God.
* A & E were NOT a "force" that God had to reckon with. They were, like you and I, His creations. HE, God, reckons with nothing.
* God's divine plan is never surprised!
* God is sovereign, immutable, omniscient and, thankfully, forgiving.

Seriously, how can such misinterpreted, self serving ramblings be construed as remotely..............

The entire blog is like a train wreck. You can't look away from what you know is just plain .................

Anyway, the author is.........

That's my $0.02!!

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Old 04-14-2011, 12:27 PM  
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Morality is a social function so we can all get along and propagate life, the point of life is to continue (before it's asked) and any sort of YHVH specific morality is a direct product of religious and social upheaval of the Hebrew's, nothing more.

Why do you use Yahweh? It is incorrect as we don't know the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
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